I had an extraordinary experience last Sunday.
I was very called by the Thy Kingdom Come Global Wave of Prayer, initiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, to run between Ascension and Pentacost. I kept poking at the rector at my church – we should do this! we should do this!
She suggested I preach to explain why.
If you’d care to check it out, you can listen here. http://stephen.echolink.org/audio/sermon-2018-05-13.mp3
Ordinarily I’d post the text of something like this – but in this case, I can’t, because there isn’t one. For the weeks leading up to it, I talked to myself – let the words come. I spoke the stories over and over. The night before, I made a sort of bulleted outline of where I wanted to meander.
And then I just…did. It was a very strange feeling. Before I began (and I wish they’d started the recording here), I prayed, “Heavenly Mother – please help the words you put in my heart come out of my mouth.” And they DID. Wow.
I encourage you to sign up for Thy Kingdom Come. It’s not too late.
If you’re local, I encourage you to come to St. Stephens Episcopal church on Saturday, May 19 – come and go prayer time from 9-11.
And I REALLY REALLY want you to wear RED this Sunday, May 20, for Pentecost!